Breitling Rolls Out New Bentleys

Breitling-for-Bentley-GMT-V8 angleIt’s been a big year for Breitling, which introduced a slew of new products at this year’s Baselworld watch fair in March. The brand’s family of Breitling for Bentley watches, elegant sporting timepieces developed in cooperation with Bentley, the prestigious British automobile marque, was no exception. This year sees the debut of two new models: a more compact version of the Barnato and a new limited edition, the GMT V8.

The Breitling for Bentley Barnato 42 is the newest iteration of the watch created as a tribute to the so-called “Bentley Boys,” the 1920s British motorists who helped establish Bentley’s reputation for high-performance sports cars. It has a 42-mm-diameter stainless steel case that is water-resistant to 100 meters. It features red-rimmed chronograph subdials, a screw-locked crown, and the model’s characteristic knurled bezel, which echoes the look of the control buttons on a Bentley dashboard. The central chronograph seconds hand is also in red. The watch contains Breitling’s automatic Caliber 41B, which has been certified as a chronometer by the Swiss agency COSC. (Breitling is, of course, one of the top producers of chronometers among the Swiss watch brands.) It is a 1/4-second chronograph with a 30-second counter at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and small seconds at 3 o’clock. The sapphire crystal is curved and has been glare-proofed on both sides. (Click on watch photos to enlarge the images.)

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